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California Flag confirmed for Al Quoz Sprint

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Brian Koriner trainee California Flag is the first major international contender to declare their intent to travel to Dubai for the newly promoted Al Quoz Sprint (G3), scheduled to be run on the ...

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Peslier will ride DIRC, not Japan

Despite having spent several winters riding in Japan, top European jockey Olivier Peslier will spend his winter at the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival at Meydan.  Sarah Tregoning from The National has more. Click HERE for the full story.

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GulfNews profiles UAE Sportsman of the Year Ajtebi

Currently riding in California, Ahmed Ajtebi will soon return to Dubai for the unveiling of Meydan and the start of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival.  Recently named UAE Sportsman of the Year, this Gulf News profile (with video) is ...

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Noseda has string ready for DIRC

The Daily Mail’s David Milnes reports on some of Jeremy Noseda’s planned 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival runners. Click HERE for the full article.

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Al Quoz Sprint moved to Dubai World Cup night

In a move that followed several weeks of speculation and conjecture, the Dubai Racing Club announced today at the Al Quoz Sprint (G3), previously scheduled for the final night of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival.  The race, run at ...

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Turkish jockey Kaya hoping for Dubai success

Sarah Tregoning from The National profiles the Dubai debut of 28-year-old jockey Selim Kaya, one of Turkey’s top riders who has taken a step down the seniority ladder in search of success at the Dubai International Racing Carnival.  Click HERE ...

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DRN Commentary: Doubtful of Golden Shaheen change

Within the last week, the UK-based Racing Post and the USA’s Daily Racing Form have published stories pondering the possible shift of the Dubai Golden Shaheen from the dirt/all-weather surface of its past/present to grass.  Today, an article published in ...

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Ingram plans on Dubai return

After a successful raid on the 2005 Dubai International Racing Carnival when his trainee, Boule D’Or landed two wins, including a course record, trainer Roger Ingram is headed back.  His filly, Silver Grey, is on course for the 3-year-old filly ...

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